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    TX - Fort Worth, WhtMale UP3312, 44-64, healed face/body fractures, Feb'02

    Unidentified White Male


    •The victim was discovered on February 16, 2002 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    •Estimated Date of Death: August 1, 2001
    •Partial Skeleton





    Vital Statistics

    •Estimated age: 44-64 years old
    •Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"-5'11" and unknown weight.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: Grey hair. Eye color is unknown.
    •Clothing: Wearing a blue/gray sweater, black denim jeans, two t-shirts, and a black belt.
    •Jewelry: Rings (pictured).
    •Medical: Decedent probably had facial scars due to numerous healed facial fractures, which included fractured frontal bone over frontal sinus, fracture of right orbital wall with wire sutures at the frontozygomatic suture. Repair of right orbital floor with membranous substance present. Wire sutures were present in right cheek bone suture and left maxilla. Also, healed fracture through the anatomical neck of the left humerus. A healed fracture in one of the proximal hand phalanges, possible right 2nd phalanx, healed fractures of left ribs (8 and 9), and a healed fracture of the mid-shaft left fibula.
    •Dentals: Available. Upper teeth absent. Surgical wires upper and lower maxilla.





    Case History
    The victim was located at a homeless person's camp on private property in Fort Worth, TX.
    Several business cards were found at the scene, including two army recruiting business cards from Dallas and Fort Worth.





    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    512-424-5074
    Or
    Tarrant County Medical Examiner
    Dana Austin
    817-920-5700
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    ME Case Number: 020942T; TDPS U0808009; NamUs 3312


    NCIC Number:
    U-260017398
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    NamUs
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 08-13-2014 at 12:32 PM.

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ne_mervin.html

    I think Mervin is a good possible for this UID.
    Age- Mervin was 53 when he went missing in 1990. If he died in 2001 he would be within the age range stated for the UID.
    Upper Teeth missing- Mervin wore upper dentures.
    Facial injuries- Mervin had facial injuries like the UID.
    Lifestyle- Mervin was an alcoholic when he went missing and could easily have ended up in a homeless camp.
    Distance- Iowa to Texas I think is pretty reasonable with the time frame involved.

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    Namus link: https://identifyus.org/cases/3312

    Doenet link: http://doenetwork.org/cases/1152umtx.html

    For anybody else looking for the case: the number in the thread header is the Namus number (ignore the UP) but the text is from the Doenet link.

    Mervin sure looks like a possibility.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Thanks carbuff. I have submitted to Doenetwork and on the missing person's side. Unfortunately I can't find an email for Tarrant County and the UID. Don't they know us Aussies care about giving UID's back their names as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcoope23 View Post
    Thanks carbuff. I have submitted to Doenetwork and on the missing person's side. Unfortunately I can't find an email for Tarrant County and the UID. Don't they know us Aussies care about giving UID's back their names as well?
    Significant numbers of law enforcement agencies in the US consider email a nuisance at best and a shocking number are so far behind the times they only have one or two people who even know how to send and read email. It's sad...
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcoope23 View Post
    Thanks carbuff. I have submitted to Doenetwork and on the missing person's side. Unfortunately I can't find an email for Tarrant County and the UID. Don't they know us Aussies care about giving UID's back their names as well?
    Here is an email address for a person on the administrative staff at Tarrant County: tjwilson@tarrantcounty.com

    Hope this helps!

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    Three missing men have been ruled out. https://identifyus.org/cases/3312

    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:

    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA

    James Bradford 1942 Arizona
    Carlo Pfaff 1944 South Carolina
    Richard Rinehart 1934 Texas

    He has DNA available now. They also have a rather bad picture of two rings he was wearing:
    33709.jpeg
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)



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